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Data generated by travel modes can inform planners and regulators in improving the transportation system, but private mobility companies often restrict their access for concerns about privacy and competition.
Mollie Cohen D’Agostino
Blog post
August 11, 2019, 1pm PDT
Green building practices are advancing quickly. Here is a sample of best practices in choosing the most sustainable materials for the job.
Kayla Matthews
Feature
August 5, 2019, 5am PDT
Urban park planning and design needs to deliver a lot of community benefit from a small amount of space. The lessons that emerge
Claire Hempel
Blog post
July 31, 2019, 5am PDT
Contrary to popular myth, New York is not drowning in new housing.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
July 29, 2019, 5am PDT
Insights into the mobile app technology used in the practice and study of planning.
James Brasuell
Blog post
July 24, 2019, 2pm PDT
Recent reporting shows the U.S. falling behind its neighbors in both smart city deployments and 5G network rollouts—the latter of which is slated to be the connective tissue of these future cities. The news has some experts on edge.
Robert Fischer
Blog post
July 24, 2019, 9am PDT
Transportation and land use planning decisions affect economic opportunity and mobility—the chance that children become more economically successful than their parents. We can help create more equitable communities.
Todd Litman
Feature
July 23, 2019, 8am PDT
Opinion: The Rose City joins the nationwide attack on neighborhood-scale public involvement—and throws its pioneering model of grassroots democracy under the bus.
Michael Mehaffy
Blog post
July 22, 2019, 10am PDT
It is conventional wisdom that suburbs are more attractive to families with children than cities. But in fact, the most dense urban cores are gaining children to a greater extent than their suburbs.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
July 7, 2019, 1pm PDT
Architecture critic Paul Goldberger analyzes the evolution of baseball stadiums and celebrates their essential connection to cities in "Ballpark: Baseball in the American City."
Josh Stephens
Blog post
July 1, 2019, 5am PDT
A few graphs provide insights into factors that affect the amount of motor vehicle travel in a community, and how driving can be reduced.
Todd Litman
Feature
June 26, 2019, 9am PDT
The Democratic Party will hold a two-day debate event, starting tonight. It's time to brush up on the positions of the leading candidates on policies and politics relate to housing, climate change, and infrastructure.
James Brasuell
Blog post
June 24, 2019, 5am PDT
The applications for 3D technology in the field of planning are multiplying and diversifying.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
June 19, 2019, 2pm PDT
After growing in the first half of the decade, some cities might be losing population. Is this because of the pace of immigration has slowed?
Michael Lewyn
Feature
June 17, 2019, 5am PDT
The company that best understands what drives city residents’ decisions is best suited to untangle persistent urban problems.
Lev Kushner
Blog post
June 11, 2019, 9am PDT
Erick Guerra of the University of Pennsylvania writes about a recent article he co-authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research
JPER
Blog post
June 10, 2019, 11am PDT
These examples illustrate how biased planning favors longer-distance, motorized travel over shorter, active, affordable, energy efficient, less polluting, and healthier travel options, and sprawl over compact infill development. It's time for reform.
Todd Litman
Feature
June 5, 2019, 5am PDT
Planetizen needs your input in creating the definitive list of mobile apps for professional, student, academic, or citizen planners.
Planetizen
Blog post
June 4, 2019, 9am PDT
Retrofitting suburbia may be a challenge in a small town with high birth rates.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
June 3, 2019, 8am PDT
Many current planning practices reinforce a cycle of increased automobile use, more automobile-oriented community redevelopment, and reduced mobility options. There are good reasons to break this pattern.
Todd Litman
Feature
May 31, 2019, 8am PDT
New Urbanism was in part born of the criticisms of 20th century planning principles popularized by Jane Jacobs, but Jacobs infamously derided the new school of thought.
Fanis Grammenos